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Mission San Jose

Address: 6701 San Jose Drive, San Antonio, TX 78214 (Harlandale)
Phone Number: 210 229 4770
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Ranked #4 of 144 Attractions in San Antonio
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the...
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Type: Historic Sites, Missions, Sights & Landmarks
Activities: Getting married
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 1-2 hours
Owner description: Founded in 1720, this Spanish frontier mission, the largest of the five San Antonio missions, is best known for its rose window. On Sundays, this Texas and U.S. National historic site offers a mariachi mass.
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Volcano, California
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269 reviews 269 reviews
34 attraction reviews
127 helpful votes 127 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 30, 2015 NEW

This mission is a must-see when one is visiting San Antonio, with its extensive grounds and pretty mission church. Much history here.

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Cave Spring, Virginia
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26 reviews 26 reviews
13 attraction reviews
4 helpful votes 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 29, 2015 NEW

This is a great Mission to visit if you only have time for one Mission to visit. The National Historic Park Visitor Center is next to the Mission, and is has a nice gift shop/bookstore, information center and restrooms.

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54 reviews 54 reviews
18 attraction reviews
7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 28, 2015 NEW

Love historical sites and this one is one of the best. Lots to see. Lots of walking.. suggest wearing comfy clothes and shoes.

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Peoria, Illinois
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21 reviews 21 reviews
16 attraction reviews
2 helpful votes 2 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

Must stop when you are in the area. It is such a beautiful stop and you learn a lot about the people of the area and their history. We watched the movie they have and took a self guided tour and enjoyed it. You can take a park ranger lead tour also. You can drive there or as we did,... More 

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San Antonio, Texas
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24 reviews 24 reviews
3 attraction reviews
35 helpful votes 35 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 27, 2015 NEW

San José Mission is 6 miles from downtown San Antonio and affords a great historical tableau for all. A working grist mill demonstrates how wheat and corn meal were ground into flour. The "acequia" demonstrates gravity pushing stream water working into the mill, etc. But the crowning "must see" is the whole of the grounds. This includes the old church... More 

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15 reviews 15 reviews
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7 helpful votes 7 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

History explained more of the Alamo story...and how the missions were all connected via culture and infrastructure in the area.

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Hamilton, Bermuda
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288 reviews 288 reviews
123 attraction reviews
98 helpful votes 98 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 26, 2015 NEW

This is probably the largest Mission property wise and is breathtaking. It has been well preserved and worth a visit.

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Houston, Texas, United States
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22 reviews 22 reviews
15 attraction reviews
18 helpful votes 18 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This is by far the best one of the missions in san antonio. It is very well preserved and the history is very interesting it is a must see when in the city along with the rest of the missions. If you have time I recommend you visit them all

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Washington DC, District of Columbia
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38 reviews 38 reviews
26 attraction reviews
19 helpful votes 19 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed January 21, 2015

This mission was the best preserved that we saw on our trip and as such gave a fantastic example of the scale of these inner courtyards. We were biking from mission to mission, so we didn't spend much time in the visitors center, but the site itself was impressive. If you're using B-cycle, don't dock your bike at the park,... More 

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Winchester, Virginia
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92 reviews 92 reviews
58 attraction reviews
44 helpful votes 44 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed January 20, 2015

Visit this one and all the others. The missions are an amazing part of Texas history. Clean, well maintained, park-like settings, large and open grounds. Worth the visit. Just go.

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